Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

While COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains a threat, it is vital that we all follow the latest advice from Health Protection Scotland. This will help prevent the spread and transmission of infection.

It is still possible to observe and record our wildlife. Please remember to do so from the safety of social distancing.

We will continue to post new sightings, articles and photographs.

Keep safe.

 

Welcome to our website.  Allow it to help you discover and enjoy the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt.

Assynt is located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. The parish contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be seen in this unique area, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. If you are travelling the North Coast 500, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while. Then, take time to appreciate the wider landscape. You never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a great number of wildlife sightings every year. Each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this, simply send us your sightings via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which is available you are sure to find something of interest. We hope that you will visit us again to continue your Assynt wildlife adventure.

Report a Sighting - Assynt only

Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings

Shelduck

Two adult birds and nine juveniles off Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Sadly a very rare record now for Assynt, but great to know we had at least one breeding pair this year. (25/07)

House Martin

15+ birds around Culkein Drumbeg jetty (DAH) and large number also around Culag Hotel, Lochinver. (Andrew Mackenzie) Both records late evening. (25/07)

Common Lizard

Single animal, Clashmore (Andrew Mackenzie) (25/07)

Red-throated Diver

Two birds, Bay of Stoer (DAH) (24/07)

Common Dolphin

15+ very active animals just off Sgeir Mhòr, Loch Kirkaig (DAH) (24/07)

Black-throated Diver

Six birds in a group, Loch Kirkaig (DAH) (24/07)

Antler moth (Cerapteryx graminis)

Single moth in Strathan garden (Jean Macleod) (24/07)

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